WHAT IS TITLE IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance. Programs and activities that may be included are admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, athletics, housing, and employment. Title IX also protects men and women from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment; unwelcomed sexual advances; or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.

“No person in the United States, shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…” Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

The University of Saint Katherine is committed to providing its students, faculty, and staff with an educational and workplace environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. The University of Saint Katherine community is dedicated to fostering and supporting a culture of mutual respect and communication.

Discriminatory behavior is prohibited regardless of the manner in which it is exhibited, whether verbally, in writing, or electronically displayed or conveyed. Such behavior may result in disciplinary action including dismissal from the University or employment termination.
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TITLE IX AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT KATHERINE

A Title IX investigation begins when the University of Saint Katherine’s Title IX Coordinator receives a report of behavior that may violate Title IX, which prohibits sexual discrimination, including sexual violence, in educational programs and activities.

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GENDER DISCRIMINATION AND TITLE IX

WHAT IS TITLE IX?

Title IX is a law, passed under the Education Amendments of 1972, which protects people from discrimination based on gender in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Although we do not receive such assistance at this point, we do subscribe to and enforce these regulations in our community.

It covers sex discrimination by employees, students or third parties.

WHAT DOES GENDER DISCRIMINATION INCLUDE?

Unfavorable or unequal treatment because of a person’s sex (or related concern, such as pregnancy)
Sexual harassment
Sexual assault or other forms of non-consensual sexual conduct
Relationship, dating, or domestic violence
Stalking (if relationship-based)

HOW DO YOU REPORT GENDER DISCRIMINATION?

The University of Saint Katherine has designated a staff member who is responsible for coordinating the school’s compliance with Title IX: Bre Williams, Dean of Students, bwilliams@usk.org.

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U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
403 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, D.C.20202-1100
(202) 245-6800
1-800-421-3481
FAX: (202) 245-6840
TDD: (877) 521-2172

ocr@ed.gov

www.ed.gov/ocr

WHAT ARE YOUR OBLIGATIONS AS STUDENTS/FACULTY/STAFF IF YOU KNOW ABOUT GENDER DISCRIMINATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT KATHERINE?

For our purposes at the University of Saint Katherine, students, faculty and staff are required to report all incidents of gender discrimination, including the behaviors listed above, to the Title IX Coordinator within 24 hours of becoming aware of the incident. (Counselors and clergy are exempt from mandatory reporting.)